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Environ Health Perspect. 1991 Dec;96:131-7.

Global atmospheric changes.

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Office of the Scientific Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Abstract

Increasing concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be directly related to global warming. In terms of human health, because a major cause of increasing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 is the increased combustion of fossil fuels, global warming also may result in increases in air pollutants, acid deposition, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. To understand better the impacts of global warming phenomena on human health, this review emphasizes the processes that are responsible for the greenhouse effect, air pollution, acid deposition, and increased exposure to UV radiation.

PMID:
1820255
PMCID:
PMC1568257
DOI:
10.1289/ehp.9196131
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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